NSF-BSF Joint Funding Opportunities

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) NSF-BSF have announced joint funding programs, with the known dates of the next submission deadlines.

They would also like to bring to your attention two new CALLS uploaded to their website, RAPID and EAGER. Both are not new programs but rather parallel funding mechanisms to the conventional mechanism that can be usually applied to in all areas of research. RAPID is a mechanism for one year support with a quick response by the NSF. It is mostly used currently to support COVID-19 related work. EAGER is a mechanism for up to two years of support for high risk-high gain research, which is usually referred to as “Transformative Research”. They have added them as separate CALLS, even though they are actually also part of the regular CALLS, in order to increase their visibility, and encourage their use. For more information about this opportunity check their website: here.

If you are interested in applying for these funding opportunities, please contact the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs.  Proposals must be completed and ready for submission at least two days prior to the deadlines posted by the sponsor.